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Ash Barton Estate. Braunton. North Devon

Why you should visit Ilfracombe, North Devon

If you’re happy to go little further afield, the coastal town of Ilfracombe, is well worth a visit. You may wander, what is there to do in Ilfracombe? Only nine miles from Ash Barton, Ilfracombe is steeped in charm with pastel coloured cottages, and the harbour gives you one of the most picturesque views in Devon, sounds like a pretty good reason to visit Ilfracombe.

Visit Ilfracombe for the variety of cafes, restaurants and tea gardens along the quay to choose from. Or check out artist Damien Hirst’s award-winning restaurant, The Quay, for locally sourced food. Next, take a stroll over to Hirst’s 'Verity', a 20m bronze and stainless steel statue of a pregnant woman overlooking the harbour. Not everyone’s cup of tea we know.

Why you should visit Ilfracombe

  • Watermouth Castle and Theme Park
  • Bicclescombe Park
  • Ilfracombe Harbour
  • Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park
  • Ifracombe Aquarium
  • Ilfracombe Art & Craft Society's Gallery
  • Verity Statue
  • Ifracombe Princess Boat Cruises
  • The Quay Restaurant
  • Tunnels Beaches
  • Hele Corn Mill and Tea Room

We had a fabulous time at Ash Barton and love the building. The barn is fantastic and we had a great time young and old. To top it off the scenery was to die for. Thanks Pete, we were all well supported. 'We will be back' as Arnold Schwarzenegger once said.

Barbara Grey


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